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FUFA Intermediary Workshop Concludes with 51 participants enrolling

The FUFA  two day intermediary workshop has concluded successfully at Jevine hotel, Rubaga.

The workshop got underway on Tuesday 10th September and climaxed on Wednesday 11th September.

A total of 51 participants attended the workshop out of the 56 who initially registered -comprised of both new and existing intermediaries.

Participants paying attention to FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe during the workshop. On the right is Dan Ntale

The workshop will help to streamline the roles and duties of intermediaries since they are part of the football industry.

While facilitating a module during the workshop, the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo noted the importance of this new football set up in the country.

‘Our league is turning professional and hence the need to also educate intermediaries on how to handle the players in terms of laws governing their job, the players they represent and we think this will help FUFA also in achieving its vision of becoming the number one football nation in Africa both on and off the pitch’ noted the FUFA President 

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo while facilitating at the workshop. on the left is FUFA IT Assistant Emma Kazoora.During the workshop participants were put to the task of discussing some of the issues involved in the business and also bring up ideas on how best to run their work.

Main areas of discussions included but not limited to;

  • How to grow and promote the intermediary business
  • How to unlock regional and international markets
  • The Challenges anticipated in the business
  • How to protect the intermediary business
  • Former Uganda Cranes striker Gibby Kalule (M) was one of the existing intermediaries who attended the workshop. He is  seen here passing on perfect notes to new kids on the block  during the group discussions

The modules that were tought to participants

  • FUFA and its development programmes
  • FIFA/FUFA Regulations on status and transfer of players
  • Player transfers and registration (ITCs and Domestic Transfer Matching System)
  • The administrative procedure of intermediaries Activities
  • Communications- the relationship of Intermediaries and Media in the business

FUFA Competitions Director Hajat Aisha Nalule noted that this workshop will help improve on the quality of the league and the game at large.

‘As we professionalise the StarTimes Uganda Premier Legaue, we saw it necessary to introduce the intermediaries in order to harmonise the working relationship of the players and their respective coaches plus clubs’ noted Nalule.

‘Players and the game at large will become more professional as the players will have more time to concentrate on the game’ Nalule added

Hajat Aisha Nalule – FUFA Competitons Director addressing the participants

Participants also commended the efforts by the Football governing body for such an initiative to increase on the number of the existing practitioners.

‘I am grateful for this big turn up of participants which will help us professionalise more players in the Country. Players will now have to concentrate on more of ball work than trading their skills and talents’ said Kayemba Godfrey who has helped send some Ugandan players in the foreign countries

‘I have learnt a lot. However proper systems must be followed for every intermediary to make the game professional during the transfer of players ‘ said Kibirige Bobkins -owner of Kibo Media who has managed Uganda Cranes international home matches in the last four years.

Kibirige Bobkins (M) during the group discussions

While closing the workshop, the FUFA 1st President Justus Mugisha expressed his excitement  and predicted a better future for Ugandan football

‘The future of Uganda football is very bright since we have now got the missing link of people who who can invest in players to get better teams, skills and exposure hence elevating the performance of the national teams’ said an excited Mugisha.

FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha while addressing the participants

He also urged the participants to execute their services with integrity as they take on this career in the country.

The workshop was climaxed with a one-hour assessment examinations which will be released at a date yet to be communicated.

Participants  during the assessment exams.

MAIN PHOTO: Participants and Instructors in a group photo with the FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha after the closure of the Workshop at Jevine Hotel, Rubaga.